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Short Takes: MSHSL, Target Center need to explain themselves

No sufficient reason given by MSHSL, Target Center for state tournament photography rules On April 10, the Minnehaha boys’ basketball team won their fourth-consecutive state championship at Target Center, but neither the Talon newspaper nor the Antler yearbook took photos of the historic event. Why not? Because we’re lazy? No, …

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On and off the field

An inside look into Toby Jacobson’s high school career What do you get when you cross a dedicated student with a talented athlete? Senior Toby Jacobson. There are many student-athletes at Minnehaha, but few shine as brightly as Jacobson. What is the secret to his success? According to Collin Quinn, …

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Poetry behind the scenes

In the eyes of the beholder A closer look at a freshman English poetry project Poetry has been a topic taught in schools for quite a long time. Students dissect and analyze poems, pretending to understand their depth. They try to find the reasoning for an out-of-place capital, the possible …

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A long haul

Post coronavirus symptoms prove to be long lasting Fever? Chills? Are you struggling to breathe? The symptoms of COVID-19 resonate in our heads like a catchy pop song. Before entering restaurants, schools or businesses, we fill out screenings documenting our health. Taking temperatures, while once a seasonal endeavor, has become …

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A surprising way that pro sports can get even better

Could promotion and relegation enliven U.S. sports? For the citizens of Berlin, Germany, it was a time ripe for celebration. Berliners stormed the streets of the city as they chanted and waved flags. They sang their anthem with lyrics such as, “We from the East always go forward shoulder to …

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The bilingual brain

Benefits go beyond practicality to brain transformation, science shows Bilingual education has been a controversial topic riddled with misconceptions, up until recently. History is permeated with false assumptions that have long been disproven, the most prevalent belief was that learning another language at a young age would stunt brain development. …

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News of the weird

From flying turtles to lego burglary, crazy news from around the world Unprecedented— the unforeseen buzzword of 2020 and 2021— properly characterizes the majority of this past year. However, the pandemic isn’t the only thing that could be seen as unprecedented—recent news has proven to fit the term as well. …

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Satan shoes scandal

The controversy between Nike and Lil Nas X succeeded in increasing sales of Satan Shoes “I hope Nike burns to the ground and goes bankrupt over this…now they openly promote Satanism. Disgusting,” verified Twitter user Pastor Greg Locke protested. With 629 likes along with 113 replies and 119 retweets, this …

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Vanilla or strawberry?

Milkshakes from places around the Twin Cities show promising delights A silky taste of milkshake slides up the straw and trickles into your mouth. The chilled milk and creamy ice cream are an adventure for your taste buds. I tried a strawberry and vanilla milkshake from The Bad Waitress, Hi-Lo …

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Short Takes: MSHSL/Target Center keep things absurd

SEEKING TO REVIVE USUAL ABSURDITY, MSHSL EXPLORES NEW TARGETS On April 10, the Minnehaha boys’ basketball team won their fourth-consecutive state championship at Target Center, but neither the Talon newspaper nor the Antler yearbook took photos of the historic event. Why not? Because we’re lazy? No, because we were denied …

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